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In the picture given: The brown spot beneath the arm is a gut shot. If sitting just like this you'd have to shoot through the arm for a chest shot (and waste most of that meat). In general: Rifle hunting (.22) just shoot for the head. The head is just as big as the chest target area and damages the meat less. Generally though squirrels are not very ...


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I'm not an archer, however, I would be surprised if you would not notice any difference with your backpack as compared to no backpack – at least in the beginning. Basically with every skill that requires precise and coordinated movement of your body the precision is more or less strongly susceptible to changes of the situation in which it is performed. This ...


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I assume you're talking about the south base camp in Nepal, which is the more popular destination. The typical route gains about 8000 feet over 40+ miles, which is really quite gentle, although the net effect of all that altitude is significant. It's mostly class 1 with some class 2 (rough trail/scrambling), so no technical skills required. Supplies/...


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I can offer some basic advice on two of your points but I've never experienced the injury nor do I know a great deal about it unfortunately. Do most good climbers hold back the dropped fingers as in the penultimate image, or do they flex them down as in the last one? You should attempt to keep the fingers not being trained, loose (not crimped and ...


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Sit-ups won't work, archery is all about the shoulders, not abs. Also it's a bad idea to dry aim a bow, it is generally frowned upon. There are exercise tools you can buy such as a bow training exerciser: Another option is a training band, such as this: Failing that you can get yourself a press exerciser, I have one and it is very useful: ...


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Having actually hunted and killed squirrels for food before, if you're planning on keeping the meat, then you don't want to shoot it in the body, shoot it in the head. A squirrels head is just as big as it's kill zone, if you shoot for the body you'll likely damage the precious meager morsels. One squirrel isn't enough food for one person to begin with, so ...


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Once you are past uphauling, it is not a move you are likely to use again. It is a high effort move that in high winds is next to impossible. The moves you will need to learn are: beach start tacking (where the nose of the board goes towards the wind - simple, but slow) correct foot and sail position gybing/jibing (where the nose of the board goes downwind ...


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While Patrick's answer here clears many of the points, I would like to make up a few points about warm-up routines and acclimatization. A few points may sound very specific to you and not really generic at all. For us, Indians, that weather is not really what you can call normal and pleasant, with the gradual (if it is) gain in altitude adding to a wee bit ...


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It's all about grouping. When you're setting the sights on your bow, where you hit a target is less important than what the size of your grouping is while you're practice shooting. If you're missing the centre, but your grouping is tight, then you at least know that your shot is consistent, and that it's your sights which need to be adjusted, and not the ...


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http://www.bow-international.com/features/traditional/ask-the-experts-starting-instinctive/ The cup gives you a 3D target to help you focus during instinct training. A flat piece of paper just doesn't excite the subconscious as much as a physical object does.


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The main problems caused by onesided training are reduced movement range, bad posture and lack of stability (which increases the risk of acute injuries). Anyone who has done any kind of intense sport knows how regular, harmless muscle soreness feels. You should worry when it doesn't go away or gets worse rather than better after more training, or when it ...


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In aid climbing the frequency of difficult placements and the length of potential falls essentially determines the grade. Basically anything A2/C2 and up is going to require you to use some combination of hooks, cam hooks, bashies, and pins. These skills generally do not translate to trad climbing. If you are planning on climbing in a remote area or doing a ...


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Use your imagination. If you can't see a small point, imagine one. When I'm sighting up a target, I don't aim for the bulls-eye, I aim for the centre of the bulls-eye. Here's your solid surface: When you put your sights on an animal at a significant distance, you want to aim just behind their leg, mid way through their body-this is where their lungs are....


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Important disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, all of the following is based on knowledge acquired from climbing courses and experience. Therefore I will keep it general, but take anything with a grain of salt (as you should with anything considering your health from unknown sources). Hangboarding and campusing are extremely dangerous to your fingers. As ...


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Push-ups, sit-ups, dry aiming you bow (do not do this with compound bow, you can derail your strings), one of those stretchy surgical tubing pull exercise gizmos. Yoga is good exercise for all muscle groups and keeps you limber and supple, not bunched up.


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Well if you're Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett you'd aim for the little stump the squirrel is sitting on and bark the squirrel1: As the reader may imagine a squirrel hit by a rifle ball would be torn to pieces, so that neither its flesh nor its fur could be of any service. In order to secure the animals intact, the backwoodsmen resorted to a skilful ...


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You'll have to use a spotter. Either a separate person or yourself. Basically a person with a telescope to see where you hit. If it is a separate person fire one arrow and they will inform you where you hit and you can adjust your sights accordingly. If you are spotting for yourself it is the same, just more time consuming. You'll have to remember exactly ...


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Dumbbells How about weight training such as bent-over dumbbell rows and similar exercises? Video examples - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYcpY20QaE8 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LktGPg-AkvY



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